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. >>> lawmakers in michigan will vote today on a controversial right to work bill. police are preparing for as many as 10,000 protestors. the bill would allow workers at union represented employers to opt out of paying dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. critics say it's a way to break the unions. >> if i'm being provided a service by a particular organization, i don't care if that's a club due or if it's something, then i should be paying for a service that's provided to me. >> supporters of the bill say it will attract businesses and bring more jobs to michigan. the republican governor is expected to sign it if it passes as expected. michigan has the highest percentage of union workers in the country. >>> there have been no public comments in the past couple of days about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations which may be a good sign. house speaker john boehner the president are the only parties negotiating right now and no details have leaked out. today congressional democrats will hold a press conference to urge republicans to preserve medicaid funding in the f
with two people doing the negotiating. >> reporter: president obama leaves dc today headed to michigan to talk to auto workers, part of his strategic to gain support. the president and house speaker john boehner met one on one. no details were leaked, we know the main points remain, raising taxes on high earners and cutting programs like medicare. >> they've started to tango. more republicans are accepting the idea that wealthy americans will get a tax rate hike. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. >> reporter: republicans in the house remain opposed to raising taxes on the top 2%. >> the president wants the rate to go up. that doesn't solve the problem. we don't want to be b back here answering the same questions. >> reporter: the deadline is closer than you think. many here on capitol hill say the president and the house speaker need to make a deal by the end of the week in order for congress to vote on the bill. >> hopefully it doesn't go to the last day. >> repo
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